Waiving of the tender bond for single-sourced tenders;

Waiving of tender fees for single-sourced and classified tenders;

A general decrease in tender fees;

Implementing an early payment discount principle for selected contracts worth more than QR 50 million ($14 million);

Advance payment of 10 per cent on all General Tenders Committee (GTC) contracts on the submission of a bank guarantee of equivalent value;

Multi-currency payments on selected major contracts; andWaiving the retention money requirement for all contracts if a contractor provides a performance bond.